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Weird One-Time Status Symbols

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In this list io9 runs down the 10 weirdest things that people once used as status symbols.

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Netflix-o-matic creates mini genres of film so that you can binge watch stuff with a really specific focus.

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These parents take pictures that recreate famous TV shows and movies using only objects found around their home. The results are very entertaining.

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Die Hard with a Vengeance was a fantastic action film. And on top of that, it changed the Federal Reserve.

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Intriguing Headline of the Day: 10 Oddball Questions Scientists Have Genuinely Tried to Answer

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Straight from the home office, The AV Club compiles a top 10 list of David Letterman top 10 lists.

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When the sun is shining, it’s a perfect time to head back into the house and watch some TV. Here are this summer’s must-see shows.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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Queen Will, Queen Will Rock You in the Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer
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Queen Will, Queen Will Rock You in the Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer. Starring Rami Malik as Freddie Mercury, the film covers the rise of Queen from 1970 to 1985.

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These Photos Show How Much Public Transportation Has Changed In America. Imagine traveling on a turnpike in a horse and buggy.

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The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans. An encounter in the wilderness of Peru’s Candamo Valley highlights the uniqueness of the Western Hemisphere's biggest cat. 

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The Truth Behind Jeff Goldblum’s Iconic Jurassic Park Shirtless Scene Finally Emerges. It wasn't in the original script.

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A New Study Brings Us Closer to Understanding if Jupiter's Moon Europa Could Host Alien Life. Data from the Galileo mission two decades ago indicates water on the surface.

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How to Make Perfect Fried Rice. Although it is "perfect," commenters suggest variations for different tastes anyway.

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I Love Department Stores. They make shopping a unique and pleasant experience.

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12 Habits That Are Costing You Money. Changing the little things can add up over time.

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